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She-Bot Costume 

Written By: Lucia 


This Halloween I stumbled across so many cute kids' costumes made from things around 
the home that I wanted to be able to do the same thing and let my inner-child go wild. The 
result was a cute robot costume with some functional parts! 

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• Gather your materials: I rummaged 
through my junk drawer to find 
anything I could attach to the body. 
I used: 

• Two foil bottoms from burned-out 
tea candles 

• Old buttons from ripped jeans, 
sweaters, jackets, etc. 

• The backs of some old pins I had 
(from various events such as 
marathons, fundraisers, etc.) 

• Misc. nuts and bolts that were 
rolling around in my desk. 

• Colored foam squares and felt 
scraps from some older craft 

• I walked over to the Dollar Store to 
pick up a few things I knew I 
wanted but didn't have: 2 large rolls 
of aluminum foil, a cheap tire 
gauge, an LED reading light ($4 

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• I had just moved into a new place 
so I had some boxes still lying 
around. This box was perfectly 
square and fit comfortably over my 
head. Before anything, I figured out 
where my eyes would be and cut 
out a rectangular area with a box 
cutter. I cut semi-circles in the 
middle of each of the flaps which 
would go around my neck. This 
way the box would stay in place 
and I could still easily take it off. 

• I wrapped the box with foil paper, 
using regular white school glue to 
keep it in place. 

• Using the word-processing 
program on my computer, I made 
basic shapes for eyes and the 
mouth (I thought I'd give her big 
beautiful red lips). Printed, cut and 

• I used two soda cans out of my 
recycle bin wrapped in foil paper as 
my ear/antenna. I used hot-glue to 
fasten them. 

• The LED book light was also 
affixed with hot glue at the top of 
the head and, using some felt 
scraps, I fashioned a bow and hot 
glued that on to the middle of the 

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• I used a larger box for the body - 
this was a moving box from U-haul, 
size medium. I did the same semi- 
circle cut on all flaps on one end of 
the box, then very precisely 
measured the location of the 
armholes by poking a pencil 
through the general location of my 
shoulder with my opposite hand. 
Using a box-cutter, I cut out arm- 
holes using similar guessurements. 

• I wrapped the box in foil like the 
head, using school glue. 

• I used colored foam rectangles as 
the "screens" for where I wanted to 
place my "gauges" and cut others 
out into big colorful buttons that 
went along the bottom. Hot glue 

• Not visible in the pic: I found a roll 
of left-over party streamer and 
glued pieces on to the bottom of 
the box to form a cute pink hula- 
type skirt. 

• Also not visible: I used one of the 
foil rolls and cut-out sections of 
arm hole cardboard to fashion a 
wind-up mechanism which I 
wrapped in foil paper and hot glued 
to the back of the box. 

• Lastly: Turn on your LED antenna 
and challenge everyone to do the 
Robot. Winner every time. 

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